Refugee Woman’s Suspicious Death Raises Many Questions…

September 29, 2013  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar (KIC)

A woman from Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma border was found dead in suspicious circumstances in close proximity to the camp. Camp officials confirmed that a woman refugee was found dead in a nearby forest close to Zone-C, of the Mae La refugee camp in Tak Province. T... Read more ►

TBC – Ration Cuts Do Not Mean Early Repatriation

September 23, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

A reduction in funding from international donors will see many of the tens of thousands of refugees living on the Thai Burma border getting less food to eat. In a media statement released on the 18 September, The Border Consortium, who is responsible for the delivery of huma... Read more ►

KNU explains its ceasefire and peace building process to refugees

September 2, 2013  •  Author: By S’ Phan Shaung

The Karen National Union met with refugees and representatives of civil society organizations in Mae La refugee camp on the Thai Burma border to discuss and explain its ongoing peace building process with the Burma government. The meeting took place on Thursday, August 29 an... Read more ►

Tragedy strikes refugee women

August 16, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Three tragic incidents involving women sent shock waves through the Tham Tin refugee camp in Thailand this week. The three separate incidents happened on August 13, when two Karen refugee women are alleged to have killed themselves, while a third woman survived an attempted ... Read more ►

Shan refugees fear repatriation

August 12, 2013  •  Author: Saw Blacktown

Shan community based organizations claim that Burmese authorities are preparing to repatriate Shan refugees from Thailand, warning that the safety of refugees are at risk and repatriation is “premature.” The community groups, the Shan Human Rights Foundation and the Shan... Read more ►

Nickel City Smiler – film review

July 31, 2013  •  Author: Victoria Jack and Saw Blacktown

Thousands of Karen refugees on the Thai Burma border have been resettled in the United States. Nickel City Smiler follows the ups and downs of Smiler Greely, a refugee, as he battles to carve out a new life for his family in Buffalo, New York State. Victoria Jack and Saw Bla... Read more ►

Refugee survey – most do not want to go back to Burma

July 15, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A survey conducted by the Karen Refugees Committee at the Tham Hin camp Southern Thailand found that 46 percent of those Karen refugees who were surveyed want to resettle to a third country, another 27% would prefer to remain in Thailand and 27% would only go back to Burma i... Read more ►

Restoring Hope: Australian Burmese community calls for more refugee support

June 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw Kyaw Kwe (KIC)

The Australia Karen Organization commemorated World Refugee Day by calling for the international community to give more support to Karen people living in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border. Under its banner, ‘Restoring Hope’, the Australia Karen Organizati... Read more ►

Donor support drops for refugees – food rations to be cut

June 28, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Border Consortium plans to cut its food rations to the 128,000 refugees living in the nine refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border. TBC is a group of nine international NGOs that delivers food, shelter and non-food items to the refugees on the Thai Burma border. The TBC i... Read more ►

Refugees: “Talk to us and listen to our voices…”

June 24, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Naw Day Wah Htoo lives in Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camp on the Thai Burma border and talks to Karen News about her life living on the margins. Karen News reports. “Living in a refugee camp we are not allowed to go outside to find work. When I hear talk about refugee repatri... Read more ►

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